ChildsPlay101 was created with the goal of helping build a community of kids involved in activities that promote self esteem and social interaction by identifying community resources that kids can access themselves or with their families.
Swinging into Active Living is situated in Croft Elementary School's Forest Classroom, a five acre outdoor classroom used to promote physical activity and environmental awareness. It has groomed trails and an open seating area for group instruction. It is accessible to all individuals and open to the community following instructional hours. This project will expand the classroom to include a challenge/ obstacle course which promotes teamwork and trust as well as physical stamina.
Students are to use pedometers to reach their fitness goals. At first students are given an easy achievable goal and as they enter the gymnasium, the goal will increase. They will soon realize they will need to walk quickly, run and walk and finally run to get to their goal. This is an introduction to running. Once at the running stage the pedometer will be switched to a running watch and heart rate monitor.